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Senate refutes media report on alleged N-Power job slots

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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Senate President, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has advised members of the public to totally disregard the fake and malicious publication on alleged allocation of N-Power recruitment slots to the Senate President and other lawmakers.

In a statement released by the Special Adviser on Media to President of the Senate, Ola Awoniyi on Saturday as the attention of the Office of the Senate President drawn to a publication on the Sahara Reporters portal purporting that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management allocated N-Power recruitment slots to the Senate President and other lawmakers.

According to the statement, “It should be noted that the fairytale only blandly and obliquely claimed that some lawmakers printed out application forms from the portal of the scheme but failed to provide any evidence that this was to fill its speculated allocated slots.

“We wish to stress that neither the Senate President nor this office has anything to do with the purported slots mischievously credited by the publication to the Senate President”, he said.

He urged the media to always strive to be factual in their reports and abide strictly by the ethics of their profession which require them to hear from all sides and objectively establish the facts, especially before publishing accusations capable of damaging the reputation of public officials. He firmly restated that the story in reference is malicious and should be disregarded.


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